Monday, December 10, 2007

6 and a half years for fraud and obstruction of justice

A lot of people just don't think the justice system should be allowed to take its natural course. Obstruction of justice seems to be a popular pastime in government and business.

New York Times
December 11, 2007
CHICAGO, Dec. 10 — In the months since his convictions in July on fraud and obstruction of justice charges, Conrad M. Black, the fallen press baron who once presided over the world’s third-largest newspaper empire, was not above poking fun at himself as he waited to see how long he would spend in prison.

He received his answer Monday as Judge Amy J. St. Eve of United States District Court sentenced Mr. Black to 6 1/2 years in prison on three fraud charges and one charge of obstruction of justice for removing 13 boxes of documents from the Toronto offices of his media company, Hollinger International, an infraction caught on videotape...

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